Sunday, April 1, 2012

PLAIDITUDE FOR NATIONAL TARTAN DAY


Plaid is not in abundance in our home, so I pulled out a tiny bit of  plaid to celebrate Tartan Day 2012. I still remember when my mother insisted I wear a beautiful navy plaid jumper that my grandmother made to elementary school, and I did not like it at all. She practically had to twist my arm to wear it. I'd love to have it now ;-)


On a trip to Scotland over 20 years ago, I did not bring back a speck of plaid. Hmmm....but lately, I've been admiring the plaid at the Scotland Shop. I love those boots.


In honor of National Tartan Day, I set a table for two in the Lodge room in our home since the rest of our home is already decorated for Easter. (These colors remind me of Christmas!)  National Tartan Day is an American celebration that recognizes the contributions of Scots and Scottish-Americans to the development of the United States. In 1998 the U.S. Senate passed a resolution recognizing April 6 as National Tartan Day in recognition of "the outstanding contribution of millions of Scots-Americans to our great nation.


Joe’s lodge room is located upstairs in a spare bedroom, and includes a leather reading chair and an antique side table that we can use for appetizers. In the evening, he (and the dog) disappears to the lodge, where he irons his clothes for the next day. The lodge has storage space for our hiking and kayaking supplies, yoga mats and backpacks.


The bookcase and armoir that Joe built are filled with stacks of papers and books, and the lodge is a cozy room filled with memories, especially since our sons spent many hours in the room during their youth.







A sweet baby gift given to our son Nick.


Check out the magazine below, and notice the beautiful plaid blanket. This magazine is always on the table in the lodge room. Lisa Weibrecht owns the Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid with her husband, and it is our FAVORITE place to go for a special occasion and weekend getaway.


In case you are interested, New York City is having their first Annual Plaid Picnic on May 13, 2012, 1-6:00pm.  They say All Plaids Welcome!!! This sounds like FUN :-)


Thank you for stopping by for some plaiditude! I'm joining Sarah at Hyacinths for the Soul for the Tartan Parade, and Cozy Home Scenes for the Cozy Home Party.

Debbie

34 comments:

  1. I just checked out the Scotland Shop and I see that they definitely have all things plaid, even a garter for a bride! We too have bee to the Inn at Lake Placid and it is wonderful. Your table setting with the MacK-C is beautiful. Linda

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  2. Debbie, I love the Scotland Shop too. I want a pair of the boots, but rather like the men's. LOL Don't wear high heels anymore.
    Thanks for setting a table for the Tartan Parade. You know I like seeing the CC with the tartan. Such a great combo! Your lodge room looks like a cozy spot. I'd be happy curled up with a good book in this room.
    Thanks for joining in the parade and for the heads up about the plaid picnic in NY. Wish I could go. ~ Sarah

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  3. Debbie, forgot to ask about the sweet scottie plate and cup. Are these Mary Engelbreit? ~ Sarah

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    1. Sarah, the plate says Home Beautiful - Scotties. I know the set is at least 22 years old.

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  4. As a Scottish Gunn by marriage I am mad for plaid. Your darling post made me truly blissfully crazy! :)

    I linked up an oldie but goodie to play along here:

    http://decortoadore.blogspot.com/2010/05/patriotic-party.html

    Happy Tartan Day!

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  5. Love your table with the plaid and MC...the green plates are a great shade.

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  6. Lovin' the Lodge Room, looks like a fun space! Your plaid plate is very pretty and the little purse in the first pic is neat too:@)

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  7. I am so excited to hear about the Tartan Shop!
    Just bookmarked it and will go back and explore later.

    Thanks so much for linking up your lodge room!
    I love it! So cozy and warm and your layered plaid and checkered plate place settings are perfect additions to the Parade today!

    Thanks so much for sharing, Debbie!

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  8. Loved your table in your wonderful lodge room!!! Sally

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  9. What a great room. Your hubby IRONS HIS CLOTHES????????? Do you know what treasure you have there:):) I love the scape, the dishes are terrific! XO, Pinky

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  10. We had no idea how much plaid would appeal to us later in life, did we? I, too, was not happy with having to wear plaid. We had to wear it EVERY SINGLE DAY to school from 1st grade through high school. I refused to wear any leisure clothing in plaid during those years, but have worn quite a bit in subsequent years. Lots of Pendleton and Ralph Lauren hung in my closet during the 80s and 90s. Very pretty setting for two! I like the addition of the turquoise(?) plate on top. Oh...I really love those boots in the picture, too, but there's no way I could wear them with my bad back now! :-( They're beautiful, though!!!

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    1. Alycia, the plates are an interesting green and are made by Pfaltzgraff - Naturewood Serenity.

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  11. Oh, I love your plaid! I just don't have anything plaid, I don't think. Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  12. Love your lodge room and mosaic! The sweet baby plate & cup with the Scotties is adorable too! A NYC annual plaid picnic sounds like fun :)

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  13. Would love to have a lodge room myself.. The dishes are so cool. I totally love the baby set! xo marlis

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  14. Love the Lodge room! Pretty post, Debbie, you have great plaiditude!

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    1. When you come to visit, you and Larry can have the lodge room!

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  15. We will have to remember next year so we find some non Cmas plaids. I had nothing!
    You pulled a good selection together! I don't have plaid in my decor either. It is wintery to me,at least the dark tartans.
    NY does not have a tartan, I looked it up

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  16. What a great idea. I still have a house in Scotland and probably have some plaid here somewhere in this house if I look hard enough, but I've never heard about 'Tartan Day' before.
    You have some beautiful things there and your table looks brilliant.
    The Lodge looks a very peaceful quiet place to visit.
    Thanks for sharing :D

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  17. what great lovely pictures!! everything!! your dishes are fabulous!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  18. Debbie, Your hubby's lodge room is wonderful with all the rustic/woodsy touches. Your plaid tablescape is perfect for Tartan Day and for his lodge. Happy Tartan Day!
    Babs

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  19. I'm not sure I knew about your lodge room, Debbie! What a wonderful little retreat and it reminds me of your cabin :)

    I've never been a big fan of plaid either but my MIL loved plaid. She had just about every new plaid that Pendleton sold when she and my FIL were in the clothing business. Sadly, many of her clothes were destroyed in a flood in her basement :(

    Love your table setting!

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    1. Susan, once we knew our son Nick wasn't moving back in after he graduated from college, we turned his bedroom in the lodge room. When he comes to visit, he enjoys sleeping the lodge. I think Joe enjoys having a room in the house he can call his own :o)

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  20. I love your plaid plates and might just need some too! I love the Scotland Shop and think your idea of a lodge for the man room is a great idea.

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  21. Beautiful plaid post, Debbie. I love the lodge room!

    Your previous post is gorgeous also.

    Thanks so much for coming by. I am behind on visits. I am enjoying our time at the lake with Miss Gabi.

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  22. Your lodge room is just wonderful! Love your plaid tablescape! I have those plaid dishes from Target too. They are so versatile and look good with just about anything!

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  23. Your plaid is lovely...How special to have a lodge room.
    it sounds like a wonderful place to spend time in.

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  24. Debbie, thanks for showing your table setting at Your Cozy Home Party. I don't have plaid except one pastel tablecloth. Your husband's lodge room is great. The vignette on the small chest is very nice. The baby dish and cup are the cutest! I will check out the Scotland Shop.
    Take care-------------- Shannon

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  26. I remember having several different plaid quilts that I wore back in the 60's. I wore them with knee socks and penny loafers and loved them - of course I was only about 10 yrs old! Your lodge room looks wonderfully cozy! I love the way that you mixed a blue and a black and white plate with your plaid dishes!

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  27. What a wonderful room! All of those plate patterns make such a pretty stack, and I love those cute scottie dog dishes. Cute post title too. laurie

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  28. The dishes won my heart!!!!!
    Would love to be in New York for the fest....We'll be in Chicago that weekend for my Birthday.
    The Lemon Brownies on your sidebar caught my eye...must try those!!!!!
    Wonderful Easter week to you!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  29. Such a cozy tartan table setting...and lodge room!

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